Dr. Franziska Trapp
Dr. Franziska Trapp is a researcher at the University of Münster. In her dissertation entitled “Reading Contemporary Circus” she developed the first methodology for the analysis of contemporary circus performances. As the founder of the Zirkus | Wissenschaft research project and organizer of international conferences including Semiotics of the Circus (2015) and UpSideDown – Circus and Space (2017), she is at the forefront of circus studies in Germany. During the past years, Franziska Trapp has worked for various circus productions such as the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain and Cirque Bouffon and successfully completed the Certificate en dramaturgie circassienne (CNAC and ESAC). She was awarded third place as Germany’s Best Junior Research Talent of 2019 for her work.